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The country’s largest concentration of African American suburban affluence represents a unique laboratory to study the internal factors associated with African American political ascendancy and the convergence of race and class. Black Power in the Suburbs chronicles Prince George’s County, Maryland, and the twenty-three year quest by African Americans to influence educational policy and become equal partners in the county’s governing coalition. Johnson challenges conventional notions of a monolithic community by addressing the manner in which class cleavages among African Americans affect their representation and policy interests in suburbia. She also documents white resistance to power sharing and the impact of school desegregation on white population trends.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Tables and Figures
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Chapter One African-American Suburban Political Incorporation
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. Chapter Two Prince George’s County
  2. pp. 23-44
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  1. Chapter Three Social and Economic Characteristics of Prince George’s County, Maryland
  2. pp. 45-58
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  1. Chapter Four The Quest for African-American Political Representation in Prince George’s County, Maryland
  2. pp. 59-90
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  1. Chapter Five African-American Prince Georgians
  2. pp. 91-106
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  1. Chapter Six African-American Prince Georgians
  2. pp. 107-130
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  1. Chapter Seven The Myth or Reality of African-American Suburban Political Incorporation
  2. pp. 131-144
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  1. Chapter Eight A Tale of Two Counties— Present and Past, Affluent and Poor
  2. pp. 145-162
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  1. Appendix A
  2. pp. 163-172
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  1. Appendix B
  2. pp. 173-182
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 183-198
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 199-212
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 213-227
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791487792
Related ISBN
9780791455272
MARC Record
OCLC
54029187
Pages
239
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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